The Portuguese star grabbed world attention when he slipped out an “innocent” mouth-guard after failing to direct properly a free-kick against Atletico Madrid, last Sunday.
We wouldn’t give this incident so much attention if the press didn’t refer to it as a high-tech secret weapon, which helps him maintain his edge.
According to Marca, Ronaldo used the newly designed mouth-guard, made and molded to protect Ronaldo’s pearl white teeth. It also helps for proper position of the jaw and the bite – a manner to boost his muscle power.
So in simple scientific explanation, it works to align the jaw-bone, head, and brain with the thorax to distribute the energy evenly through the body’s muscles.
The high-tech performance booster has been on the market for about a year and it’s being used in Japan, the United States and even in Italy. Some Milan players, and even Tiger Woods have been reported to using them, and it costs €100 /piece.
After Cristiano Ronaldo’s ‘secret weapon’ has been revealed, there’s no doubt that many other footballers will follow in his footsteps, and perhaps it will become a common piece of wear for better performances.